After a longer-than-intended hiatus, I’m back on the beat and HuntingtonDaily.com will once again provide free news to the citizens of Huntington County.
Although the reason for my absence was known to many readers with whom I had regular contact (and might I add, rather obvious to anyone who happened to spot my gargantuan profile from afar), I thought I should explain my temporary departure. After what seemed like an endless nine months, my daughter, Chloe Grace, was born on August 3.
Despite the fact she was due in July and my doctor hinted she could come early; the little bugger decided to be stubborn and did not make an appearance until August when a hearty dose of pitocin gave her no choice. Hopefully her in-utero behavior is not an indication of years to come.
Regardless of a potential stubborn streak, I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect baby girl. Born at seven pounds 15 ounces, she is now rapidly approaching 10 pounds and looking more like her daddy every day (although she did inherit my goofy ears, slender hands and large feet).
Initially I kept waiting for the “perfect time” to start up HuntingtonDaily.com, when life would once again feel somewhat normal. However, I have since come to the realization that my transition into motherhood has no foreseeable end. Chloe is growing and developing rapidly. Each week brings a new challenge and I have come to accept that my life will now be one of perpetual change.
Since perpetual change is my new normal, what better time than now to jump back into the Huntington scene and begin reporting the news. I must ask that the readers have patience with me. It will take me a week or two to get back in the loop and figure out everything that has transpired in my absence. Seth and I are also cooking up some spectacular changes to HuntingtonDaily.com to better serve our readers.
We are also now open to taking ads. Several people approached us prior to my delivery to ask about advertising with us. But in fairness to local businesses, we decided not to take ads until after Chloe was born because we weren’t sure how long the writing lull would be, or how it would affect our readership. If anyone is interested, please contact me at email@example.com or call 355-5075, or contact Seth at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 355-5050.
In the meantime, I look forward to canvassing the Huntington area for good stories. You may spot me occasionally around town – possibly pushing a stroller and sporting a diaper bag if my trusty hubby is unavailable for babysitting. If you have an event that needs coverage or a incident that needs investigation, give me a ring at my number listed above.
It’s good to be back.